Walt Disney World has announced a new nighttime Cinderella Castle projection show just in time for this year’s holiday season, called “Celebrate the Magic.” The new show will replace “The Magic, The Memories and You!” which has been displayed nightly since it debuted in January 2011.
Some elements from the current show will be combined with new music, a new story, and new special effects as part of “Celebrate the Magic,” which Disney says will be “focusing on our emotional connection to some of Disney’s most magical film moments and memorable characters.” Disappearing from the show will be the Photopass-shot guest photos that were a big part of “The Magic, the Memories, and You!”.
September 3 will be the final night “The Magic, the Memories, and You!” will be performed at both the Magic Kingdom in Orlando as well as Disneyland park in Anaheim, California. Then, when “Celebrate the Magic” debuts later this year, it will only be at Walt Disney World, not Disneyland. No Cinderella Castle projection show will be displayed during September and October.
Instead of the new show, Later this year, “it’s a small world” holiday will return at Disneyland, including the Christmastime projections.